1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG (W202)

Vendor supplied images


  • 57,000 miles confirmed by a mileage verification certificate
  • Fantastic original condition (rust-free Japanese import)
  • 3.6-litre straight-six
  • Advisory-free MOT valid until August 2024
  • Reportedly running very well, with no known faults

The Appeal

In 1995, Mercedes-Benz sent two C Class saloons to Brabus with a simple, yet challenging brief - to challenge the supremacy of the E36 BMW M3. Suffice it to say, the result was mightily impressive, both from behind the wheel and to onlookers.
Here we have a fabulous original example with just 57,000 warranted miles on the odometer. Highly specced and very well preserved, this handsome modern classic would make a choice daily driver, or else, something special for weekend road trips. Offered with an advisory-free MOT valid until August 2024, it is ready to be enjoyed and reportedly drives very well indeed.

The History and Paperwork

  • Rust-free Japanese import
  • V5C present
  • Right-hand drive
  • One of just 5,200 examples produced
  • 2 sets of keys
  • MOT valid until August 2024
  • Accompanied by a mileage verification certificate

The Interior

  • Perforated Charcoal leather trim 
  • Ruched door trims
  • Bucket seats front and rear
  • Electric driver and passenger 12-way electrically adjustable seats
  • Climate control and cruise control are reportedly in full working order
  • Switchable gearbox with ‘sport’ and ‘wet’ modes
  • Electric mirrors
  • Power fold rear headrests
  • Ski hatch with bag present
  • Sporting aluminum pedals
  • AMG carpet mats in good condition
  • AMG sill tread plates
  • CD multi changer
  • Bose speaker system
  • Tool kit present
  • Full-size spare wheel

The Exterior 

  • Liquid Silver Metallic paintwork
  • Very few blemishes to the bodywork
  • The vendor assures us that the car is entirely corrosion-free
  • The electric glass sunroof is apparently working well
  • Staggered AMG Monoblock alloys which look fabulous and present very well
  • Front and rear wheel arch extensions
  • Full-size boot lid plinth (European spec)
  • Full AMG body styling
  • Front fog lamps
  • Headlamp wash and wipe system 
  • Blue-tint glass
  • Nankang Noble Sport tyres which we’re informed are newly fitted
  • Smoked rear tail lamps
  • Power fold mirrors

The Mechanics 

  • 3.6-litre petrol straight-six
  • Four-speed automatic transmission
  • Switchable gearbox with ‘sport’ and ‘wet’ modes
  • Presents immensely well under the bonnet
  • Sounds excellent through its AMG exhaust system
  • Said to be running and driving impeccably with no known faults


‘90s fast saloons are now coming of age, with collectors now seeking out low mileage, original examples. This C36 AMG would be a prime candidate for enthusiasts with its 57,000 warranted miles.


This sale is subject to the Car & Classic Terms and Conditions. By bidding and/or making an offer, you also agree to the following:

If the seller is registered as a private seller, consumer rights stemming from EU consumer protection law do not apply. Car & Classic’s return policy applies.

A non-refundable deposit will be payable if you are the winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted, refer to FAQs and T&Cs for details.

This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is, Where Is’ basis and without warranty. A full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase and bidding is highly recommended. Photos and descriptions are for guidance purposes only.

✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing.

UK-registered cars and motorbikes on Car & Classic are run through an online HPI check, to verify that they show no insurance database markers for damage or theft, and have no finance owing.

✓ Buyers are responsible for vehicle collection or delivery.

Please see our FAQs here and our Terms & Conditions here

Auction FAQs
Auction Details
  • Year 1996
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model C Class C36 AMG
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 57,000 Miles
  • Engine size 3600
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Chertsey
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Auction ends
Bidding history
19 Bids
  • mr-bagi•••• £12,000 09/10/23
  • Simon28•••• £11,750 09/10/23
  • mr-bagi•••• £11,500 09/10/23
  • Simon28•••• £11,250 09/10/23
  • Trevor6•••• £11,000 09/10/23
  • Trevor6•••• £10,750 09/10/23
  • mr-bagi•••• £10,500 09/10/23
  • Trevor6•••• £10,250 09/10/23
  • lowman1•••• £10,000 09/10/23
  • shamalf•••• £8,250 09/10/23

About Max Bids

The max bid process allows you to bid without any hassle.

Enter your maximum bid and we will then bid on your behalf to ensure you're the highest bidder - just enough to keep you in the lead and only up until your maximum.


Car & Classic prevent auction snipers from bidding in the last seconds to win an auction.

Auctions are extended by 3 minutes if anyone bids within the last 2 minutes to allow other bidders to react and counter-bid.

Auto-bidding increments

  • If your maximum bid is equal to or below the reserve price, your maximum bid will be applied in full if you are the highest bidder.
  • If you are the highest bidder and place a maximum bid above the reserve, we will automatically put in the reserve as your first bid.
    • Once the reserve has been met, Car & Classic will make sure you are the highest bidder using only the bidding increments stated below.
    • We will keep you in the lead up until your maximum bid OR the increment closest to your maximum bid, providing your maximum bid is enough to cover the increment value.

Bid Amount Increment
£0 to £9,999 £100.00
£10,000 to £49,999 £250.00
£50,000 to £99,999 £500.00
£100,000 + £1,000.00

Automatically outbid immediately

When you place a max bid and are outbid immediately that means that another bidder has placed a max bid limit which is higher than yours.

You can bid again and we will use our automatic bid system to try and get you as the highest bidder.

Matching max bids

When there are two max bids of the same value, the one placed first remains the lead bidder.


We may hold a pre-authorisation charge on your card until the end of the auction when the hold will be cancelled. If you win, we'll take a security deposit which counts towards the payment for the vehicle and isn't any extra cost to you.

What are pre-bids?

A pre-bid means you're able to place a bid before the official start of the auction.
You will be notified whether or not you are the highest bidder when the auction starts.

Problem with your bid

Bids are contractually binding. To help protect you, we have some rules in place if we think it's been mistyped. Please check and amend what you have entered.